Transferring Credits

To transfer credit(s) for certification, students must:

1. Check the Database of Colleges and Universities to see if the Canadian Payroll Association recognizes your course. If it is not on the database, a detailed course outline provided by the post-secondary institution must be included with your submission.

2. Complete the Transfer Credit Application form (PDF).

3. Submit official transcripts*. Digital transcripts must be emailed directly to the Canadian Payroll Association from the post-secondary institution, or a secure, third-party platform.
All international learning requires a detailed, course-by-course comprehensive Canadian Equivalency Assessment by a Canadian educational institution or academic accreditation service.

*Copies and transcripts downloaded from the school website or emailed to the student are not accepted.

4. If you would like your transcript returned, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

5. Submit complete package

Mail official paper transcripts to:
The CPA National Office
c/o Certification
1600 - 250 Bloor Street East
Toronto, ON  M4W 1E6

Email digital transcripts to:

Credits are processed six to eight weeks from the date we receive them. A confirmation will be emailed for approved transfer credit(s).

Please ensure you have completed all of the above steps (incomplete submissions will result in a delay).

Note: To transfer credit(s), the Payroll Compliance Legislation course must first be successfully completed.

For details on approved course criteria, visit our Transfer Credit Information page.

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